Global One has launched its Global Internet VPN service in Australia and New Zealand, following rollout across Europe last month.
According to officials, the service is also available in the US and Asia.
The new service allows customers to transfer data over a virtual private network using the internet and standards-based security technology. No Australian customers have signed up for the service yet, although interest is expected to be "fairly high" as a result of the local telecommunications market.
The service, which will be available in over 80 countries, uses IPSec, PKI, encryption and other security technology. Incoming traffic is accepted through authenticated and tunnelled connections, including 56- and 128-bit key encryption.
According to officials, the offering includes design and implementation of the customers, VPN, monitoring and management of customer equipment, and 24 x 7 help desk support.
"Global Internet VPN gives multinational businesses another innovative option for harnessing internet technologies to meet their global communications needs," said Andrew Marston, Global One director business solutions, Australia.
Global One also provides an Intranet VPN service and Global IP, Global Frame Relay and ATM services.